Issue #252 - 2016-05-23 - They keep on writing

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We have a number of prolific bloggers in our community, which I think is a good thing. This week we have posts from a number of them: the Russians have War and Peace, but Buddy gives us Date and Time; Max's spring cleaning may take him through to winter; and Zoffix continues introducing his road trip through Perl 6.

Neil


CPAN News

Virtual Spring Cleaning (part 9 of X) wherein I retrieve content Tweet Facebook Google+
by Max Maischein (CORION)

Max presents his new Future::HTTP module, which gives you an HTTP client with an interface based on the Future module.

Faster DBI Profiling Tweet Facebook Google+
by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

If you're profiling your DBI queries, perhaps after reading Frew's previous post, then you should read this short post.


Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: May 10th-18th Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Many more issues resolved than reported, so I declare it a good week!

Define and use constants for use by other modules in Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

A discussion on how define a group of constants that you might want to share across a system. Sinan favours Const::Fast used together with Importer.

A Date with CPAN, Part 9: Composition Defeats Inheritance Yet Again Tweet Facebook Google+
by Buddy Burden (BAREFOOT)

In this episode Frodo and Sam visit Rivendell to ask Elrond's advice on writing Date and Time modules.

Virtual Spring Cleaning (part 10 of X) wherein I tackle finances Tweet Facebook Google+
by Max Maischein (CORION)

Max is going to have to rename this series, as it will soon be summer. Here he tells us how he's managing the accounts for Frankfurt.pm, and the Hibiscus::XMLRPC he's written to help with that.


Toolchain

PAUSE permissions code outline Tweet Facebook Google+

Colin spent some time looking at how the PAUSE code handles permissions; this blog post is his notes.

Travis-CI and Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Notes from Flavio on using Travis-CI with perl projects.

Komodo X: features and fairings Tweet Facebook Google+

A new release of the Komodo IDE, which you can use to develop Perl, and other languages besides.

Using monotonic versioning in Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

Perlancar has been looking at the Monotonic Versioning Manifesto and thinking about how you might use it for CPAN distributions. It's recently been discussed on Hacker News.


Testing

TODO - testing a bug or a future feature Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor shows how you can mark a test as TODO, so it won't stop your distribution installing, but it lets people know that some work remains.


Hacking

Veure's Database Tweet Facebook Google+
by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Ovid takes us through some of the database-related decisions they've made while working on their Veure game.


Community

Staging Server for New blogs.perl.org Tweet Facebook Google+
by Tom Hukins (TOMHUKINS)

A development version of the new blogs.perl.org site is available, and comments are invited.


Perl 6

2016.20 Packaging Progress Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timo Paulssen

The weekly round-up of Perl 6 news.

Perl 6 Hands-On Workshop: Weatherapp (Part 1) Tweet Facebook Google+
by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix continues his excellent Perl 6 evangelism. This is the first of a series working on the development of a tool to get weather information from web services.

"Anguish": Invisible Programming Language and Invisible Data Theft Tweet Facebook Google+
by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix shows us how he implemented an invisible programming language using Perl 6. Why, you ask? This is Zoffix, you don't ask questions like that!

Perl 6 .polymod: Break Up a Number Into Denominations Tweet Facebook Google+
by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix introduces the polymod method provided by Perl 6.


Conferences

YAPC Updates Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dan Wright (DWRIGHT)

Various bits of news about this year's YAPC::NA, including the talk schedule.

Dancing in Cluj-Napoca Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave ran a poll to see what training courses people were interested in for YAPC::EU. Here he presents the results.


Not Perl

Keynotes from OSCON in Austin 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+

Links to videos of all the keynotes from the recent OSCON.

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